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  • Adobe is holding the Adobe MAX 2020 conference this week, where the company introduced several new features and updates for its software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and After Efects. Besides these updates, Adobe has also showcased new “Sneak” projects, which are sneak peaks of new features that may be available in Adobe’s software in the future. more… The post Adobe showcases new ‘Sneak’ projects with collaborative AR, AI video enhancements, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been trying to boost domestic chip production in the United States, and for that the company has lobbied the U.S. government to get some tax reductions and other benefits. This suggests that the company is likely to increase its supply chain in the United States. more… The post Apple lobbies the US government to cut taxes on local chip production appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Jony Ive retired from Apple about a year ago, following an almost 25 year tenure as head of Apple product design. At the time, it was announced that Ive would form a new independent design firm called ‘LoveFrom’ which would regard Apple as a primary client. Whilst we are still waiting for Ive’s supposed ongoing relationship with Apple to bear any fruit, today Airbnb revealed a multi-year partnership with Jony Ive and LoveFrom. Ive will help design the next generation of Airbnb products and services. more… The post Airbnb announces multi-year partnership with Jony Ive, a year after leaving Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram is facing a major outage this Wednesday, and if you’re experiencing any problems accessing it, you’re not alone. Users have been reporting for about an hour that the social network is partially down. more… The post Instagram outage preventing some users from sending direct messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While the iPhone 12 is the latest and greatest, Apple is still selling the iPhone 11 as part of its lineup of new iPhones. Furthermore, many existing iPhone 11 users are likely wondering whether the iPhone 12 justifies an upgrade. Read on as we round up all of the details on the iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 12. more… The post iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 12: Which should you buy? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier today Belkin took the wraps off a couple of new gadgets. One joins its BOOST↑CHARGE lineup of accessories while the other delivers smart outdoor power outlets. BOOST↑CHARGE PRO comes out swinging at the competition with claims of being the smallest 60W charger on the market. Meanwhile, the new Wemo WiFi Outdoor Smart Plug touts an IP44 weatherproof rating with support for Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Continue reading to learn more. more… The post Belkin unveils ‘smallest 60W charger’ alongside HomeKit-ready outdoor plug appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the short-form video streaming service Quibi will shut down after less than a year. The report says that Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has spent the day calling investors to inform them of the shutdown. Notably, the shutdown comes just 24 hours after Quibi debuted its Apple TV application… more… The post Quibi video service shuts down 6 months after launch, 1 day after Apple TV app release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced the handy new Intercom feature at its October event that works with HomePod and HomePod mini and the support will eventually extend to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and CarPlay too. With the iOS 14.2 beta 4 for developers, we’ve got our first look at how the feature will work on Apple Watch in the wild. Read more The post Here’s how HomePod’s new Intercom feature works with Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Just a few hours after iOS 14.1 was released, Apple is now releasing the fourth iOS 14.2 beta to developers. The update will be available to developers via an over-the-air update in the Settings app. Update October 21: The update is also now available to public beta users, with new wallpapers. more… The post [U: Public beta] Apple releasing iOS 14.2 beta 4 to developers following iOS 14.1 public release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The success of the AirBuddy 2 pre-orders is immediately followed by a classic Rambo shopping spree, John continues to explore Swift’s function builders feature, and the two discuss the initial reviews of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, the new HomePod home theatre mode, and how their names are actually pronounced. Brought to you by Raptic: Get 20% off all iPhone 12 cases w/ code 9TO5MACiP12. Sponsored by Honeybadger: Exception and uptime monitoring for application developers. Tell them 9to5Mac/Stacktrace sent you and get 30% off for 6 months.  https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/stacktrace/aLbVHEoaSe_StacktraceEp106.mp3 Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 106: “Do you buy your HomePods in bulk?” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include a new batch of iPhone 12/Pro accessories on sale from Anker, plus Apple’s 5K Retina iMac is discounted, and you can save big on iPod touch. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Anker’s iPhone 12 accessory sale leads today’s best deals, plus latest 5K iMacs, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last year Porsche and Apple collaborated to integrate Apple Music streaming directly in the first all-electric Taycan. Now the German automaker and Apple are extending the partnership to bring new features to Porsche’s first electric vehicle. Apple Music’s time-synced lyrics feature will now be viewable on the passenger display inside the Porsche Taycan, and Apple Podcasts is directly integrating with an infotainment system for the first time. more… The post Porsche Taycan EV gains exclusive Apple Podcasts and Apple Music time-synced lyrics integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ahead of its official release on Friday, the first teardown video of the iPhone 12 has surfaced. While this teardown video is not as in-depth as what we expect to see once the iPhone 12 is more widely available, it offers our first look inside Apple’s all-new design. more… The post First teardown video shows how Apple made the iPhone 12 thinner and lighter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the anticipated features of iOS 14 and a first for Apple was opening up iPhone and iPad to allow third-parties to be set as the default Mail and browser. However, at launch, there was a bug where they would reset to Apple’s Mail and Safari apps after rebooting. Now another flaw has been found that brings the same result… Read more The post iOS 14 still can’t remember your default email and browser choices despite support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Early iPad Air reviews have now landed, and they are so consistent they come close to being word-for-word in their conclusions. You can also watch some view reviews below. Ahead of the reviews, I voiced my view that ‘the 4th-gen iPad Air is probably the model most people should be buying’ – and the reviews universally agree … more… The post iPad Air reviews: This is the new default iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Raptic: Get 20% off the new Raptic Shield cases for iPhone 12 with code 9to5MACiP12. preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: October 21, 2020 – iOS 14.1 released, new HomePod features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As Apple is about to make its Apple One family friendly bundle plans available this fall, Dropbox is beating it to the punch with new Dropbox Family plans. more… The post Dropbox Family plans arrive with 2TB storage, new ‘Family Room’ feature, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HomeKit security system maker Abode first unveiled its smart outdoor/indoor/doorbell camera back at CES in January. After some setbacks to the original March launch plan, the new Outdoor Smart Camera is available for preorder. more… The post Abode launches preorders for Outdoor Smart Camera/doorbell, HomeKit in the works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has found a neat solution to the problem caused by being forced to sell the iPhone 12 with EarPods in France … more… The post Apple’s neat solution to selling the iPhone 12 with EarPods in France appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Market intelligence firm Kantar thinks that the iPhone 12 mini could set a trend for smaller, premium smartphones. With Apple having launched the iPhone 12 mini as part of its latest line-up, smaller phone form factors might also become more popular as a result … more… The post iPhone 12 mini could set a trend for smaller smartphones – Kantar appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Alan Dye, Apple’s VP of human interface design, has discussed the Apple Watch UI in a new Monocle on Design podcast episode. It follows an interview on Hodinkee Radio earlier in the month. He said that a core challenge with the user interface design was working with the smallest display ever seen in an Apple product … more… The post Alan Dye talks Apple Watch UI design in new podcast episode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An iPhone 12 battery test shows that the new models take a huge hit to their battery-life when using 5G data. The standard model iPhone 12 lost almost exactly two hours of battery-life when using 5G compared to 4G, and things were even worse with the iPhone 12 Pro … more… The post iPhone 12 battery test shows 2-hour hit when using 5G appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A notable change with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 that didn’t see hardly any stage time during the WWDC keynote was that Apple will allow users to change their default email and web browser apps. Let’s take a look at how the option to change default email and browser apps works on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14. more… The post iOS 14: How to change default email and browser apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Quibi streaming platform was introduced this year with content primarily focused on mobile devices, but the company has been changing its direction after not achieving the expected results. Now, Quibi is available for Apple TV users with a new official tvOS app. more… The post Quibi is now available for Apple TV users with an official tvOS app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today silently removed its “Apple TV Remote” app from the App Store, which lets users control the Apple TV from an iPhone or iPad simulating a real Remote. The app is no longer available for download from the App Store and Apple has likely discontinued it, which means that it will no longer get any updates. more… The post Apple removes its ‘TV Remote’ app from the App Store as iOS now has an integrated Remote appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Foursquare, the company behind the popular Swarm app, has developed a new app called “Marsbot” that brings a new experience to their walks through the city. With Marsbot, you can put your AirPods or any other earphones on and then listen to comments and suggestions about the place you’re walking by. more… The post Foursquare launches Marsbot for AirPods, an audio guide app for interesting places appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has today released the fourth iOS 14.2 beta to the public, and surprisingly, the update came with multiple new wallpapers. These wallpapers are available for all devices running iOS 14.2, unlike other new wallpapers that were made available exclusively for iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4. more… The post Download the new iOS 14.2 wallpapers for your devices right here appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Like every year, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini offer a new collection of slick wallpapers for you to use. We’ve extracted the new wallpapers directly from iOS 14.1, and you can download them for your iPhone model below. Update October 20: We’ve updated this post with the stock wallpapers from the iPhone 12 Pro as well. There are four wallpapers, in light and dark mode variants, to match the silver, graphite, pacific blue, and gold iPhone 12 Pro models. more… The post Download Apple’s new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro wallpapers right here appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Every year, travel photographer Austin Mann shares an in-depth look at the latest iPhone camera improvements. This year, Mann has put the iPhone 12 Pro to the test at Glacier National Park in Montana, offering a look at the triple-lens camera and LiDAR sensor perform in conditions ranging from bright and sunny to dark and snowy. more… The post Gallery: Travel photographer Austin Mann puts iPhone 12 Pro camera to the test appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun today claims that Apple is working with Sony on display technology that would be used in its reported AR headset. The headset could be announced as 2021, the report claims. more… The post Report: Apple AR headset progresses as Sony said to supply micro-display appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the more interesting first-party products for Apple’s MagSafe system is the Leather Wallet that attaches either directly to your iPhone 12 or to MagSafe compatible cases. However, the first reviews are detailing what looks like a relatively weak magnetic connection. Meanwhile, shipping times have been delayed for those who preordered the MagSafe Leather Wallet as soon as it became available. more… The post First look at Apple’s MagSafe Leather Wallet highlights concerns as delivery times delayed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After skipping the initial release of iOS 14, Apple has just released HomePod Software 14.1 to the public with new features and improvements, including enhancements to Siri, Intercom, HomePod mini support, and more. more… The post Apple releases HomePod Software 14.1 with Siri improvements, Intercom feature, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nomad, Belkin, Satechi, and many others have offered up all-in-one charging solutions for multiple devices in recent years. While Apple has flirted with the idea periodically, nothing of the first-party sorts has come to fruition out of Cupertino. Today, mophie is introducing a new power solution for multiple devices, four in fact, that can charge up each one wirelessly. The new mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging pad differs from other offerings on the market today with the ability to power up two smartphones, AirPods, and an Apple Watch. Most other solutions we’ve seen have been limited to three devices. Head below for full details on today’s announcement, availability, pricing, and more on the mophie 4-in-1 Qi charger. more… The post mophie unwraps new 4-in-1 Qi charger for iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is releasing iOS 14.1 to the public today ahead of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release on Friday. iOS 14.1 brings support for new iPhone 12 features as well as a long list of bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple has also released iPadOS 14.1 with support for the new iPad Air, which will also be available on Friday. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.1 with widget bug fixes and iPhone 12 support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Philips Hue has expanded its lineup of smart lights considerably over the years and that’s included its outdoor options. In an announcement today, the company shared that power supply units included with six Philips Hue outdoor products sold between 2018 and 2020 could short circuit and in “very rare cases” cause electrocution when touched. more… The post PSA: Philips Hue outdoor power supply recalled due to potential damage and safety risk appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Raptic: Get 20% off the new Raptic Shield cases for iPhone 12 with code 9to5MACiP12. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: October 20, 2020 – iPhone 12 reviews, Apple Music TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include new all-time lows on Apple Watch Series 6, various iPhone models discounted, and iPhone 12 cases on sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple Watch Series 6 hits all-time low in today’s best deals, various iPhones on sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In the age of $1,000 iPhones and $250 AirPods, Beats Flex wireless headphones for $49 almost sound too good to be true. In reality, they’re actually improved versions of BeatsX headphones that were priced at $150 three years ago. Here’s what you need to know about Beats Flex, the latest headphones to use Apple’s wireless chip technology. more… The post Review: $49 Beats Flex with Apple W1 chip are great starter wireless headphones for all ages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AAPL now accounts for a full 7% of the total value of the S&P 500, an influential index of 500 large companies. It follows the company reaching a $2 trillion market cap back in August. Tech companies as a whole make up almost 40% of the value of the index … more… The post AAPL accounts for 7% of S&P 500 as tech stocks dominate appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ahead of the first orders arriving to customers on Friday, early reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have hit the web. These reviews offer our first look at the iPhone 12 in the wild, including details on 5G support, new camera hardware, and more. more… The post iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro reviews: New design and camera upgrades overshadow 5G appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe today announced the inaugural release of Aero Desktop, the long-awaited AR creation companion to Aero on iOS and iPadOS. Aero is available today in public beta as part of Adobe MAX 2020, where Adobe announced significant updates to its entire ecosystem of apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and Fresco. more… The post Adobe brings sophisticated AR creation to the Mac with Aero Desktop appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe is bringing Fresco, its life-like drawing and painting app, to the iPhone. The app is available for free today as Adobe MAX 2020 kicks off online with sessions streamed to artists around the world. I talked with Adobe and an artist beta testing Fresco on the iPhone to learn why they think big ideas can come from a smaller screen. more… The post With Fresco on the iPhone, Adobe hopes a small canvas can spark big ideas appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I use Adobe Illustrator almost every day on my Mac to create many of the graphics, podcast covers, and feature illustrations you see here on 9to5Mac. When Adobe announced last November that Illustrator was coming to iPad, I was both thrilled and a bit skeptical. Could an Apple Pencil and touch display provide the same level of precision as a keyboard and mouse? I’ve been testing Illustrator on the iPad for the past two weeks to find out. more… The post Hands-on with Adobe Illustrator on the iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Molekule debuted the world’s first molecular air purifier with the “Air” back in 2017 and it arrived with a handy iOS app. Now the company is taking smart home connectivity a step further and bringing HomeKit support to its Mini+ molecular air purifier and it’s landing at Apple Stores and Apple.com in the US. Read on for a closer look at this top-notch HomeKit air purifier. more… The post Molekule Mini+ air purifier adds HomeKit support, now available at Apple Stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Snagit is one of the most used tools on my Mac. For years, I had struggled with tools like Skitch and other screenshot tools that seemed to be abandoned. Today, Snagit 2021 is now available with a number of nice enhancements. more… The post Snagit 2021 is now available with enhancements to templates, screenshot design, and color schemes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The notorious GravityRAT spyware, which initially targeted Windows PCs, now also enable attacks against Macs and Android devices. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are so-called because they masquerade as legitimate apps (the Trojan part) and then permit the compromised machine to be accessed remotely … more… The post ‘Infamous’ GravityRAT spyware now hits Macs as well as Windows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s getting ready for Halloween this week with a big movie bundle sale today. Alongside a new $1 HD rental, you’ll find a number of price drops from $5 across various genres. All of which will become a permanent part of your library. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post New Halloween movie sale from Apple starts at $5, plus $1 rental of the week, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Supplier BOE is making OLED screens for the iPhone 12, according to a supply-chain report. Although BOE has long made LCD screens for Apple, and later graduated to making OLED ones for the Apple Watch, it will be the first time the Chinese company has made OLED screens for iPhones. When Apple first switched to OLED for flagship iPhones in the form of the iPhone X, Samsung was the iPhone maker’s exclusive supplier of the screens … more… The post Apple supplier BOE making OLED screens for iPhone 12 – report appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reliable leaker @L0vetodream has tweeted to say that AirTags are ‘coming soon’ – and will be available in two different sizes. Continuing the record for cryptic tweets, the initial tweet simply read ‘big one, small one, coming soon.’ This lead to a great deal of speculation as to its meaning … more… The post AirTags are coming soon in two different sizes – @L0vetodream appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A really useful new feature included in iOS 14 is the ability to favorite conversations for easy access at the top of the Messages app. Follow along for how to pin text messages on iPhone and iPad. more… The post iOS 14: How to pin text messages on iPhone for quick access appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Since the public release of iOS 14, users have been discovering new ways to customize their home screens with widgets and custom icons. While the most popular method requires using Apple Shortcuts to change icons, which adds an extra step to the process of opening apps, Launch Center Pro now lets you change iOS app icons without Shortcuts. more… The post Launch Center Pro now lets you change iOS app icons without using Shortcuts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After being available as a limited beta app, the new Xbox app for iOS is finally available on the App Store with the new “Remote Play” mode, which lets Xbox owners stream Xbox One games on the iPhone and iPad. more… The post Microsoft now lets Xbox owners stream Xbox One games on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are similar phones, but with several key differences other than screen size. Read on as we walk through all the differences between iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max. more… The post iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: Which should you buy? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is starting the week with a fresh batch of TV show deals offering up to 50% the regular price. You can save on a range of series like True Blood, LOST, Scooby-Doo, Legion, and many more. All of which will become a permanent addition to your library of content. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple starts the week with TV show sale from $10: True Blood, LOST, Scooby-Doo, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The first iPhone 12 unboxing videos have started to hit the web today. These videos come from various sources who have access to iPhone 12 shipments ahead of Friday’s public release, and they offer a real-world look at new color options and more. more… The post First unboxing videos offer closer look at blue iPhone 12 and graphite iPhone 12 Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has made watchOS 7.0.3 available today for Apple Watch Series 3 users with a patch for an issue with the wearable restarting. more… The post watchOS 7.0.3 released for Apple Watch Series 3 with fix for restart bug appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Part of Apple’s $100 million Racial Justice and Equity Initiative is supporting educational opportunities for Black students and people of color. And that extends beyond the typical classroom and age-range you might imagine. Applications are now open for Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders and developers. more… The post Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications go live for Black founders and devs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If one thing is clear following the release of iOS 14, it’s that there was a lot of pent-up demand for home screen widgets on the iPhone. A variety of third-party applications have added home screen widget support over the last several days, but one app has stood out from the rest: Widgetsmith. Widgetsmith comes from David Smith, who’s the developer behind several popular Apple Watch and iPhone apps including Watchsmith, Sleep+ +, and Pedometer+ +. The concept of Widgetsmith is that it lets you create custom and personalized widgets for your iOS 14 home screen; here’s how it works. more… The post [Update: New features] Widgetsmith brings ultra-customizable widgets to your iOS 14 home screen appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include iPad Pro bundles, Anker accessories, and various iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases on sale. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Save big on iPad Pro, Anker iPhone accessories from $11, official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Raptic: Get 20% off the new Raptic Shield cases for iPhone 12 with code 9to5MACiP12. preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: October 19, 2020 – iPhone 12 orders, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • NASA recently unveiled the winners of its fifth round of Tipping Point technology innovators. Most funding goes toward demonstrating ways to refuel vehicles in space for sending heavier payloads to the Moon. One experiment being funded by NASA, however, is focused on bringing an essential Earth experience to space. more… The post 5G on the Moon? NASA backs Nokia’s space communication network starting with LTE appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is facing antitrust scrutiny in a number of countries around the world, among them the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, and South Korea. Japan is now joining the list. The new head of the country’s antitrust regulator has said that the country is ready to play its part in responding to anti-competitive behavior by any of the so-called GAFA companies … more… The post Japan joins list of countries putting Apple under antitrust scrutiny appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced a new deal with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions to bring new originals and classic Peanuts specials to Apple TV+. Starting this month, Apple TV+ users will be able to stream iconic Peanuts content throughout the upcoming holiday season. more… The post Apple TV+ adding classic ‘Charlie Brown’ specials and new originals starting this month appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music TV has been launched today, as a 24-hour stream of music videos and music-related content along the lines of the original MTV channel before its dilution into reality TV. Variety reports that it’s free to watch in the US. It will include ‘exclusive new music videos and premiers, special curated music video blocks, and live shows and events as well as chart countdowns and guests,’ according to the announcement… more… The post Apple Music TV launches as MTV-style 24-hour music video stream appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The UK has somewhat strange laws when it comes to using a handheld phone while driving. A new law coming into force doesn’t completely fix that, but does at least close a silly loophole… more… The post UK closes loophole on using a handheld phone while driving appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Depressing as it may be to discuss iPhone 12 repair costs before people even get their hands on the shiny new device, Apple has updated its support page to reveal the new costs and fees. There’s a mix of good news and bad … more… The post iPhone 12 repair costs more expensive than iPhone 11 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that iPhone 12 preorders are more than twice the level seen for the iPhone 11 last year. He says that preorders reached somewhere in the 1.7M to 2M range within the first 24 hours, contrasting this with a 500k to 800k range for the iPhone 11. However, while it has been widely predicted that Apple’s first 5G phones would generate another ‘super-cycle,’ similar to that seen when the company launched the first larger-screened devices which debuted in the iPhone 6, there isn’t yet the evidence to support this scale of demand … more… The post iPhone 12 preorders twice that of last year’s iPhone 11; Pro demand higher than expected – Kuo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Another one of the under the radar but valuable privacy changes to come with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to mask your device’s Wi-Fi address. Read along for how to easily use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad. more… The post iOS 14: How to use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders have started shipping out to early buyers. As usual, this doesn’t mean you should expect your iPhone 12 order to arrive any earlier than the October 23 release date. more… The post Apple begins shipping first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders ahead of Friday release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple officially announced its new iPhone 12 lineup this week, alongside new MagSafe charging accessories and the HomePod mini. Read on as we recap the details of everything Apple revealed during its October event as part of this week’s top stories. more… The post This week’s top stories: iPhone 12, HomePod mini, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reeder is one of the most popular RSS readers for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and this week it’s gotten a handful of new features. Reeder 5 is now available as a new purchase with support for home screen widgets, new feed syncing features, and more. more… The post Reeder 5 RSS app now available for Mac and iOS with home screen widgets, iCloud syncing, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Express Pickup at Apple Aventura (Photo courtesy of @jgrano305) Apple is significantly expanding its new Express Storefront pickup service to help safely serve customers in regions where full in-store service cannot resume due to COVID-19 conditions. The new accommodations arrive as Apple prepares to enter its busiest product launch season of the year. The iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 mini, new iPad Air, MagSafe accessories, and HomePod mini will all be available by mid-November. more… The post Apple prepares safe iPhone launch season with Express Pickup locations and store reopenings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from pre-orders are expected to be delivered on Friday, customers are getting MagSafe Charger and iPhone 12 cases ahead of schedule. Users have been sharing photos and even videos of these new accessories on social networks, so we can now take a better look at them. more… The post New photos and videos show MagSafe Charger and cases arriving ahead of iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro officially went up for pre-order yesterday ahead of their October 23 launch day. Over the last 24 hours, supply of certain iPhone models has started to dwindle, so read on for the latest details — including those models which are still available for launch day delivery. more… The post iPhone 12 Pro shipping times slip to November, select iPhone 12 models still available for day 1 delivery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from The Wall Street Journal this week outlines how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has recently “transformed himself into an active political operator.” The report includes the tidbit that Zuckerberg has specifically called on lawmakers to increase their scrutiny of Apple. more… The post WSJ: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pressing lawmakers to scrutinize Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo unpack Apple’s iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your old Apple device with a10% cash bonus and 28-day price lock guarantee now. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 299: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini impressions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 2020’s word of the year might be Zoom. Since March, it’s an app that I’ve launched every day of the week for work. It’s become an essential part of their day for teachers if they are doing 100% virtual learning or even hybrid learning. If you’re a teacher who uses Zoom, you’re going to want to check out Attendant for Zoom. more… The post Making the Grade: Attendant is a must-have for teachers using Zoom appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A welcome advancement for Apple Watch with watchOS 7 is Family Setup, a feature that lets an adult configure the wearable for a child who doesn’t have an iPhone. Family Setup includes multiple features to help manage your kid’s device, follow along for how to setup Apple Watch Schooltime. more… The post How to setup Apple Watch Schooltime to help improve focus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’ve pre-ordered or are planning on ordering one of the new iPhones you’re probably thinking about protecting it to keep it looking like new. At the same time you don’t want to cover up that shiny new phone with a bulky case. Totallee just released the perfect solution for everyone interested in protecting their device while retaining the original aesthetic of their brand new iPhone.  The company’s flexible, clear cases are made of a shock-absorbent TPU and add an extra layer of protection without adding any bulk. The best part? They are virtually invisible. Making quality iPhone cases since 2013, totallee is known for its super-thin, minimalistic designs. Its cases are completely branding-free and don’t take away from the look of the iPhone. Because they are so super thin they also work with MagSafe without modifications. more… The post Totallee launches MagSafe-compatible thin clear case for new iPhone 12/Mini and iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In the process of ordering an iPhone 12, I noticed what seemed like a strange alert that I needed to change my Verizon plan to be able to use 5G. That’s despite having what I thought was the carrier’s latest unlimited plan. Follow along for how to make sure you’ve got a 5G Verizon plan and what to look out for. more… The post PSA: Verizon customers might need to change plans to use iPhone 12 with 5G appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today at Apple is launching online in India, bringing together a new community of creatives with artists and makers from around the world. The free, global program of creative and educational sessions is kicking off just in time for Diwali with the Illuminating Creativity Series. more… The post Today at Apple comes to India with online photography and music sessions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available for pre-order in the US, Apple is getting ready to bring its new smartphones to other countries as well. New documents shared today by ANATEL — Brazil’s agency equivalent to the FCC — reveal the battery capacity of the iPhone 12 mini, in addition to Apple’s plans to assemble the iPhone 12 line in more countries. more… The post iPhone 12 mini has 2,227 mAh battery, new models will likely be assembled in Brazil and India [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your old Apple device with a 10% cash bonus and 28-day price lock guarantee now. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.  preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: October 16, 2020 – iPhone 12 pre-orders, Apple November event rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the summer, my school did a significant remodeling project, and as a result of it, I moved into a brand new office. One of the ways I decided to make it my own was to begin adding HomeKit products. Of course, I started with a HomePod as my HomeKit hub, and the very first product I added next was the VOCOlinc light strips. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: Light up your workspace on a budget with the VOCOlinc smart light strip appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro highlights today’s best deals, plus you can save on Eve HomeKit accessories and various Twelve South products. You’ll find all that and more below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday deals: 11-inch iPad $289 off, Eve HomeKit and Twelve South accessories, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s newest products announced during its September Apple Watch and iPad event are now available to order. That includes the iPad Air and PRODUCT(RED) Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop that feature a seamless, minimalist design. more… The post Everything from Apple’s September event now available with red Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A cryptic new leak today suggests that Apple is developing new technology to bring Touch ID functionality back to the iPhone. While the iPad Air just added Touch ID to the power button, Apple is reportedly working to add Touch ID functionality under the iPhone’s screen. more… The post Reliable leaker suggests under-display Touch ID is coming to the iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An intriguing Apple patent application published yesterday shows a MagSafe battery case which can not only charge an iPhone, but also a pair of AirPods. It follows Apple repurposing the MagSafe branding for the wireless charging system introduced in the iPhone 12 lineup. The folio case design included an embedded battery … more… The post Apple patent shows a MagSafe battery case that can charge an iPhone and AirPods appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re looking for cases to use with your iPhone 12, OtterBox has just announced its full lineup of accessories for this year’s iPhones, including MagSafe compatible cases. The company is offering several new case options for the iPhone 12 models, ranging from clear options to the more colorful ones with a pop socket. more… The post OtterBox announces new ‘Made for MagSafe’ iPhone 12 cases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We noted earlier this week that the $799 iPhone 12 actually costs $829. The $799 ‘from’ pricing announced by Apple during the keynote turned out to include a $30 discount available only from AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile and Sprint have now matched this discount … more… The post T-Mobile and Sprint match AT&T and Verizon with $799 iPhone 12 pricing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is hitting the weekend with a fresh batch of $5 movie titles across a range of genres. Of course, Tuesday’s big Prime Day movie sale is still live with a number of notable discounts worth checking out as well. You’ll find all of our top picks down below, each of which will become a permanent addition to your library. more… The post New $5 movie sale at Apple discounts 90s hits, action films, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’ve been waiting impatiently to buy the new iPad Air, preorders for the 4th-gen device are now open, alongside those for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. You can place your order today, and receive your iPad a week later, on October 23. Apple first announced the new model a month ago. The 4th-gen iPad Air is probably the model most people should be buying … more… The post Waiting to buy the all-new iPad Air? Preorders are now open appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After being announced during Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event on Tuesday, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available to pre-order. The first iPhone 12 pre-orders are expected to arrive as early as next Friday, October 23, but we expect shipping times to slip quickly throughout the rest of the morning. The Apple Store app is now back online for some users, so keep checking if you don’t see it quite yet. As usual, it takes time for the Apple Store to fully come back online for everyone. Update: Shipping times are starting to slip across the board, but especially for the pacific blue configurations. Many new buyers are now be quoted a November 3rd delivery for the pacific blue and certain other configurations. more… The post iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro now available to pre-order, first deliveries next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An enquiry has been opened in the UK into whether streaming music services like Spotify and Apple Music pay artists a fair royalty. Apple Music pays more than both Spotify and YouTube on a per-stream basis, but artists say that the amount they receive from all streaming services is just a small percentage of a tiny sum … more… The post Do Spotify and Apple Music pay artists enough? UK investigation opened. appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Store is down ahead of the first set of iPhone 12 preorders. Due to the pandemic, the iPhonne 12 launch season is staggered this year. Today, customers can order the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro. The store is down quite far ahead of time. Preorders open at 5 AM Pacific Time, or about six hours from now. The phones officially launch on October 23rd. more… The post Apple Store is down ahead of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro preorders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After introducing new Apple Watch and iPad models in September and iPhone 12 and HomePod mini in October, we are still waiting for the first Apple Silicon Mac. Although the company has said that new Macs will be introduced in 2020, we don’t have any official schedule yet. Now, Jon Prosser claims that Apple will hold its next special event on November 17. more… The post Apple might hold another event on November 17 to introduce first Apple Silicon Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pocketdex is a popular app that works as a companion app for Pokémon GO players around the world. The iOS version of the app is getting a major update today that brings two new iOS 14 home screen widgets, including a Pokémon Calendar and another widget with Pokémon of the Day. more… The post Pocketdex gets a major update with new iOS 14 home screen widgets appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, Apple took the virtual stage to unveil its latest lineup of updated hardware including the new iPhone 12. Pre-orders kick-off today as Apple brings the iPhone 12, and 12 Pro to market with various carriers and retailers offering notable discounts on day one. Below you’ll find all of the best iPhone 12 pre-order deals from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and a number of other providers. more… The post Best iPhone 12 Pre-order Deals: Verizon, AT&T, Walmart, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in 2016, Apple let Nintendo offer Super Mario Run for pre-order via the App Store as the app was featured during the iPhone 7 keynote. Then, in 2017, the company made this feature available to all developers. As of today, developers can offer apps for pre-order on the App Store up to 180 days before the release date. more… The post Developers can now offer apps for pre-order on the App Store up to 180 days in advance appeared first on 9to5Mac.